See also: aéroplane and aëroplane

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An aeroplane (Airbus A330)

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EtymologyEdit

From French aéroplane, from Ancient Greek ἀερόπλανος (aeróplanos, wandering in air), from ἀήρ (aḗr, air) + πλάνος (plános, wandering).

NounEdit

aeroplane (plural aeroplanes)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Britain) A powered heavier-than-air aircraft with fixed wings.
  2. (aeronautics, archaic) An airfoil.

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  • This word was also formerly used in Canada and the US, but those regions now use airplane.

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